Special educational needs data protection statement
The Special Educational Needs (Provision of Information by Local Education Authorities) (Wales) Regulations 2001, which came into force on 1st April, 2002, requires all LEA/s to publish information about matters relating to the provision of education for children with special educational needs.
In particular LEA’s are required:
- An explanation of that part of special educational provision that they expect maintained schools to fund from their budget shares, and that element that they expect to fund themselves - Section 1
- Information about the broad aims of the LEA’s policy on special educational needs, as well as specific action they are taking on special educational needs issues. (Section 2).
To keep that information under review
Where there is a significant change in any of that information, to revise the information accordingly and publish the revised information.
A written copy of the information shall be provided to interested Health and Social Services Authorities, maintained schools in the Authority’s area and any person on request, by post, by electronic communication or by any other means agreed with the Authority. The information shall also be available on any Website which the Authority may maintain on the Internet. Revised information shall be published as soon as reasonably practicable after a revision has been made.
Section 1 - An explanation of that part of special educational provision that the LEA expect maintained schools to fund from their budget shares, and that element that they expect to fund themselves.
There follows an explanation of that element of special educational provision for children with special educational needs (but without statements) which the local education authority expect normally to be met from maintained schools budget shares and that element of such provision that the Authority expect normally to be met by the Authority from funds which it holds centrally.
There are 2 elements to the funds delegated to schools to provide for special educational needs. It is expected that a proportion of the school’s normal general allocation will be used to meet special educational needs.
An additional sum is delegated according to a formula which reflects the real level of need in a school. The sum allocated by formula is dependant upon the results of an annual audit of need conducted during the Autumn Term.
The school will be responsible for funding all provision for pupils with special educational needs (but without a statement) from its budget as described above other than the following provisions which are funded from the Authority’s centrally held funds:
- Provision accorded by Stage 3 arrangements following assessment by an Educational Psychologist.
- Provision of short term full time placements in the Pupil Referral Unit for KS2 pupils with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
- Outreach provision from Pupil Referral Unit for KS2 and 3 pupils with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
- Specific elements of alternative curriculum provision for pupils at KS4 identified according to LEA criteria.